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Inmate Escapes from Texas Department of Corrections Clemens Unit

BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas – Dec. 17, 2023 – An inmate identified as Robert Dean Yancy Jr. has escaped from the Texas Department of Corrections, Clemens Unit, located near Brazoria, Texas. The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the escape at about 5:13 pm on December 17, 2023. Yancy was incarcerated for a life sentence due to an Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child conviction from Victoria County, Texas.

Yancy’s escape occurred at approximately 3:38 pm, and he fled the prison in a white 2021 Nissan Versa, bearing the Texas license plate #DNR9145. A state-wide license plate reader system was immediately utilized, and it indicated that the vehicle was in Victoria County as of approximately 6:09 pm. The current investigation suggests that Yancy is likely not in Brazoria County anymore.

The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office is collaborating with various State and Federal agencies to ensure the rapid apprehension of Yancy. For more information or inquiries, the public is encouraged to contact the Texas Department of Corrections.

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